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  • In Theory: How would a united body of religions work?

    Retired Israeli President Shimon Peres during a meeting with Pope Francis this month proposed a new global peace initiative: A “United Nations of Religions,” the Washington Post and other news sources reported.
  • In Theory: On the question of martyrdom

    Pope Francis this month visited Seoul, South Korea, where he beatified 124 Korean martyrs, Catholics who were killed in the 18th and 19th centuries for standing up for their religion when the Joseon Dynasty was bent on bringing a halt to Western influence...

    In Theory: Should the U.N. recognize Yom Kippur?

    Although over the years the relationship between Israel and the United Nations has been somewhat rocky due to the Palestinian issue, 32 nations, including the United States, in late July sent a letter to a U.N. committee asking that the body recognize...

    In Theory: Do the central figures of Christmas have a race?

    Earlier this month a controversy arose after a tongue-in-cheek column written by Aisha Harris, a woman of color, was published online at Slate.com, suggesting maybe it’s time that Santa Claus is no longer depicted as a white man. A Fox news host,...

    Letter: Israel is the Jewish homeland

    The article about the film 'It's Better to Jump'“ (Jan. 4) undoubtedly distorts historical fact. The piece discussed the “plight of Palestinian citizens, millions of whom have become refugees in the wake of a 1948 order from the United Kingdom...